Clinical Audiometry

Clinical Audiometry

Warhol-inspired illustration of CC Bunch

C.C. Bunch: The First Audiologist

I will always regret that I never met C.C. Bunch. I like to think of him as the very first audiologist. Toward the end of his life, he was a member of the faculty of my alma mater, Northwestern University, but he died three years before I entered the school as a freshman in 1945. He was well remembered by the older faculty, especially by voice scientist Paul Moore, who helped Bunch prepare his book, Clinical Audiometry, the first real tutorial on the techniques and interpretations of pure-tone audiometric testing.

Topic(s): CC Bunch, audiology, Clinical Audiometry, Hearing Loss

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today September/October 2017